Microsoft has confirmed the fears of Edge users: the zero-day flaw that impacted Google Chrome earlier this week also concerns its browser. If you are one of Edge users, don’t panic: a corrective patch is already available in the latest update. We explain how to install it in this post.
Earlier this week, we told you about this gigantic zero-day flaw that Google Chrome fell victim to. Titled CVE-2022-2294, this one is particularly critical since it has already been exploited by hackers. The Mountain View firm has therefore deployed an emergency patch to close the breach, but concern still reigns on the side of Edge users.
Indeed, the Microsoft browser is also based on the Chromium kernel, it is not uncommon for it to share the faults of its cousin. In fact, the flaws found in one are often also found in the other. This case is no exception to the rule. Microsoft has confirmed users’ fears by in turn deploying a patch for this zero-day flaw.
Microsoft Edge receives a critical zero-day vulnerability fix
If you are concerned, we advise you to update your browser without further delay. Fortunately, there is nothing clever about the manipulation. Here is the step-by-step procedure:
- Open your Edge browser
- Click on the Settings menu at the top right, represented by the three dots
- In the Help & Feedback section, click About Microsoft Edge
- The browser will then automatically search and install the latest updates
- Once done, close and open your browser again to complete the installation
You don’t have to do anything more to protect yourself against this dangerous loophole. The patch will apply automatically and prevent hackers from using it to steal your personal data. Generally speaking, it’s safest to regularly check for the latest Edge updates to make sure you’re taking advantage of the latest patches Microsoft has rolled out.